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St. Aidan School Class Of 2013

The heavy rain on Saturday, June 7 did not dampen the spirits of the friends, family and school faculty who gathered to celebrate graduation day at Saint Aidan School recently celebrated Graduation Day, with eighth graders taking part in a three-part celebration beginning with Mass for the school and parish, followed by a beautiful Communion breakfast hosted by the sixth-and seventh-grade parents.

The day concluded in the evening with a graduation ceremony in the church highlighted by a keynote speech by Fr. Thomas Tassone.

The St. Aidan School Class of 2013 thrived on the school’s tradition of excellence.  In all, these students received over 50 awards and Catholic high school scholarships totaling more than $400,000, for their academic achievement, community and school service, and personal accomplishments. The school’s eighth grade class was accepted into the high schools of his/her choice, which include Chaminade High School, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Kellenberg Memorial High School, Our Lady of Mercy Academy, Sacred Heart Academy, St. Anthony’s High School, St. Dominic’s High School, St. Mary’s High School and Xavier High School.   

Founded by the Sisters of Charity and the Franciscan Brothers over 60 years ago, a rich tradition of rigorous academic and spiritual training continues today led by highly-trained lay teachers committed to Catholic Education.  St. Aidan School is committed to technological advancement and maintains state-of-the-art technology in both campuses, including SMARTBoards in every classroom, SMART Tables for the Early Childhood grades, an iPad program, and a cutting- edge Library Media Center capable of worldwide video conferencing.

News

When it comes to fitness, getting off the couch is half the battle.

 

Plenty of people start each day with the best of intentions, but plans to eat healthy and get to the gym often fall by the wayside with even the most shoddy of excuses. But a New

Hyde Park native is bringing physical fitness to the front door with a mobile, personal traning regimen focusing on individualized one-on-one fitness, group sessions and corporate fitness. 

The Herricks School District recently concluded a series of contract negotiations with the administrators and teachers of the district. Though talks were reportedly difficult, both sides were able to come to an agreement.

 

However, at the Nov. 20 meeting of the Herricks Board of Education, Board President James Gounaris revealed that another bout of negotiations taking place with teaching assistants, which have taken an unfortunate turn for the worse.


Sports

The students of Herricks High School were treated to a “Blast from the Past” as the Herricks High School Class of 1964 during this year’s Homecoming celebration.  Approximately 60 members of the class of 1964 arrived at the high school on homecoming day for a tour of their alma mater.  Most of these alumni had not been back to the high school since graduating 50 years ago.

 

All were impressed with the changes that have taken place and with the friendly demeanor of our high school students. One alumnus became teary eyed when he ventured out into the courtyard.

Despite a disappointing playoff loss against the Wantagh Warriors, Sewanhaka Indians Head Coach George Kasimatis, is pleased with his football team’s season. 

“I’m proud of my team,” he said. “But you are never satisfied unless you win the whole thing.”

 

The Indians faced a big challenge this year, moving up into Conference II left them as the new kids on the block, unfamiliar with the teams they would be going against. 

Kasimatis will have a tall task next year replacing graduating seniors, which made up most of his starting lineup. Kasimatis said most of the offensive line, such as Danny Gianotti, Adrian Gonzalez and Louis Segarra III, and the defensive line, such as Justin Alexandre, Peter LaTorre and Peter Militano are seniors, many of which have started multiple years for him. 


Calendar

Songfest - November 26

International Night - November 27

Blood Drive - November 29


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